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2030 World Cup to be hosted in Europe, Africa and South America

Football's governing body will mark the 100th anniversary of the World Cup in Uruguay, where the first was held in 1930.

The 2030 World Cup will mark its 100th anniversary in Uruguay. (AN/FIFA)

Football's governing body chose Morocco, Spain and Portugal to host the 2030 men's FIFA World Cup – and Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay to hold three opening matches – making it the first to be held across three continents.

That will make for a 100th anniversary celebration in Uruguay, site of the first World Cup, FIFA announced on Wednesday. Teams from each of the six host nations will automatically qualify to compete. The FIFA Council's decision requires formal approval next year from 211 member federations.

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